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3226  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 08, 2011, 09:07:44 AM
... I was thinking that the computer name & uptime combo might make a good default option for the tooltip popup that shows when you hover the mouse over the clock.

Or in options, have a place where user can select what he want to show on hover?

Already does that, bottom of mouse tab. Wink
3227  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 07, 2011, 05:39:42 PM
Okay, I'm currently working on figuring out how the alternate language feature got broken. But when that's done I'll take a stab at doing the computer name option. I was thinking that the computer name & uptime combo might make a good default option for the tooltip popup that shows when you hover the mouse over the clock.
3228  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Panda Antivirus & Internet Security 2011 (6 Months Subscription Free) on: April 07, 2011, 07:32:47 AM
Actually the client did the install; straight through the defaults. Which should be fine as they were upgrading from the previous year, which worked fine, but I think was only the AV (now that you mention it).

It took them 3 days working with Panda's Tech Support to (fail to) get the license activated. However they did finally get it after doing a complete uninstall, running a (panda removal) cleaning tool, and then rebooting before the fresh install of the new version (my idea).

Then it hosed their network access  wallbash (hehe) *Sigh*
3229  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 07, 2011, 07:05:56 AM
I don't know if there are plans to use the "GetTickCount64" function instead of the "GetTickCount" function in getting the uptime but it would be nice.

The new function does not have the 49.7 day limit.
It is supported starting with Vista.
(It does not require 64 bit OS).

http://msdn.microsoft.com...ry/ms724411(v=VS.85).aspx

Hm... (there are now) That is an interesting option. Actually I had been planning to try using the other method that leverages the info stored in HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA ... But this sounds much easier/simpler/quicker - Not to mention a 585 million year wrap/limit should be sufficient for most folks... Wink

Thank you!


Are there plans to use Environment variables for the display?
I would like to use the "COMPUTERNAME" variable in my display format, so I don't have to hard code the machine name.

This makes it easier for support when I need to know the computer name.

That's definitely an enterprise (only) level feature (me thinks). Are you from the company planing to do a T-Clock roll-out? Computer name shouldn't be difficult to grab/add, but what other environmental info bits (if any) might be good to toss in with it?
3230  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Panda Antivirus & Internet Security 2011 (6 Months Subscription Free) on: April 07, 2011, 06:35:56 AM
Last time I encountered this "Security Suite", I was troubleshooting a network performance issue. Browsing folders across the wire was taking about 1.5 minutes to load/display the contents.

After uninstalling Panda, network browsing was instantaneous.
3231  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay on: April 06, 2011, 02:51:13 PM
I've got a Dell Inspiron Duo (Netbook/Tablet Convertible) here for one of our users. It's actually quite nice from working with it so far.
I'd heard it was pretty lackluster.

Me too, although it was mainly a the screen isn't as cutting edge breath taking as it could have (thoretically) been issue iirc. But after playing with it for a bit, it's really quite good. It is a bit dim on battery - to conserve said battery - but as I understand it, it will learn your behavior and dim the screen less often with use.

And the android 1.6 was the sticking point for me.

I'm not much of a "consumer"...So I like having an "full" OS to play with. My favorite toy is the command line.  *Shrug* smiley

How is the weight in tablet mode?

Shit, were you under the impression it (came apart) made a difference too?!? ...I almost broke the friggin thing. It's heavy.

And how is the responsiveness?

It go zoom. I just installed Office 2010 std on it; install only took a few minutes ... and word etc pops right open in seconds (1 or 2-ish)

Being that I don't have a ton of experiance with touch screens (most piss me off) I'd say it's quite good. I managed to do the entire OOBE & setup via the touch screen without swearing.
3232  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay on: April 06, 2011, 01:36:03 PM
Hmm. I think I can feel the presence of the Dark Lord of the I's (as in "I"pod/player/phone/tunes) slowly corrupting my soul.
FTFY

Beware the Dark Side - Use the force Luke!

I've got a Dell Inspiron Duo (Netbook/Tablet Convertible) here for one of our users. It's actually quite nice from working with it so far.
3233  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay on: April 06, 2011, 11:27:49 AM
It's just a casual, portable device to have with you.  Check time, check email (not necessarily write email), browse the web, watch some videos, go on facebook.

 huh A portable device to check the time with?!?  wallbash Yeah, if you're in the habbit of buying wrist watches from Flavor Flav...
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3234  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay on: April 06, 2011, 06:43:55 AM
...Having survived the encounter with Satan, nudon's exorcism has been canceled.
3235  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Launching win7 start menu items on: April 05, 2011, 02:05:36 PM
I took a quick remote peak at my x64 box and the path on it is indeed also:
C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe
3236  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay on: April 05, 2011, 12:47:20 PM
Every time someone buys a Fruit Pad Cthulhu eats a kitten.

 Sad

And another Shoggoth springs into existence in our dimension.

(If we don't knock it off, we're gonna be up to our asses in Shoggoths pretty soon...) undecided

Just wear a black trash bag, and keep chanting Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li! ... Se we can blend in when they take over... Wink
3237  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Lizamoon Attack Targets SQL Injection Vulnerability on: April 04, 2011, 05:47:26 PM
I gotta go with barney here, much vehemence is coming from the pulpit ... but no details.

Sure specific general statements are made about do X not Y ... But no how is given.

Many of the concepts mentioned in this thread could take a great deal of time to explain, or research, I'm sure. But if (say) 3 - 5 lines of code were posted with them outlining what is to should be happening. Well... That could ge a long way towards being part-of-the-solution ...Don't Ya think?


While wraith808's example might not have been the most perfectly correct answer. It was at least one of the best attempts at a clear straight answer I've seen yet.
3238  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay on: April 04, 2011, 05:15:40 PM
Every time someone buys a Fruit Pad Cthulhu eats a kitten.

 Sad
3239  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 04, 2011, 11:38:51 AM
...I was/am shooting for either an incident (of black-out) where T-Clock's feature isn't enabled. Or a longer term episode like the one you mentioned having to shutdown to get out of.
I have had no incidents occur when Tcolock was not enabled.

The time I had to do the shutdown was when it was in one of the off-on blink manifestations.  The ones where it completely went to black and stayed there, I was able to get back in a normal way...though I do not remember now whether a log in was required for those.  Those happened first; the last 2 or 3 were the blinking kind.


Guess I need to do a bit of digging them ... Let me know how the test progresses.

Bug:

When using a negative width in the "Clock Text" tab, next time the hour changes the width will appear as if the width setting was double the amount I have chosen.
For example, if I set the width to -32, the next hour (or if I just change the system time manually) the width will go to and remain at -64 (even if it's impossible to set manually).
It's not really a problem as I can just set it to -16 to get -32, but thought I'd point it out.

If it matters (haven't really tested every possibility...), my time format is "yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss".

Just so I can duplicate this properly (first try failed), you are saying that the setting in the properties dialog is doubling (which has a corresponding ill effect on the clock's display output), correct?

And would I be correct in assuming that you are using the latest released build (95) of T-Clock?
3240  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay on: April 04, 2011, 07:02:02 AM
*Sigh* ...At least I am still pure.
3241  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 02, 2011, 04:31:06 PM
Just for education, when "monitor off" is commanded (by either Tclock's call or something else) are you saying it is just back light being turned off and the screen data is really still there?

No, the exact opposite is true. If T-Clock is guilty, then the monitor should shutdown completely (and logoff [caused by source unknown]). If the Backlight bulb is faulty, then the ghost image of the desktop should still be visible.


Your no. 1 will be hard to do as it is only off for a moment and actually there seems to be a "fade-to-black" transition going on, although very fast, as it goes into black.  But it comes back almost instantly, so seeing what is faintly still there during the off time, if anything, will be iffy.

I was/am shooting for either an incident (of black-out) where T-Clock's feature isn't enabled. Or a longer term episode like the one you mentioned having to shutdown to get out of.
3242  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 02, 2011, 09:41:42 AM
It is on a Vista Home Premium laptop, so no monitor light to see.

Crap ... Unfortunately that lends credence to my florescent light bulb theory (could be the power board at the base of the screen assy).

The 500ms in the code is interesting...the cycle time I saw could have been 1/2 sec for either on or off instead of 1-1/2 total as I said.  I didn't measure it--just estimating.  On and off time 'seemed' about equal, but that is not measured.

The half second pause allows the user time to let go of the buttons, so the triggered action isn't inadvertently canceled.

If you don't hear about it from anyone else, it may not be Tclock, or it may be some odd interaction with something on my machine and not others.

Just because nobody else noticed, doesn't (conclusively) mean that it ain't broken (See AMMA's post/discussion Wink)

I will do as you request-- try in a week (assuming I remember to turn it back on in a week!).  However, I don't think it started right when I set the option (I don't think...but frankly, I don't remember when I set that).  Big help I am.

So, we shall experiment.

Thank you. The list of things I can't remember could fill a library ... *Shrug* ...It's part of being human. smiley

I don't read code much and certainly not C++; where is that WTS_SESSION_LOCK message (bit?) set, and what clears it? Could it still be true when unlock happens?  But never mind--I was not consciously doing anything to cause the unlock (certainly not entering the password--it was not asked-for).  That a clue?  Wait! It actually was not locking, because it came back to logged-in screen, not to login password screen as would be normal if it really had locked.  It was only screen off on, not lock-unlock.

The Clock registers itself with the system to receive Login Session Changes, and then responds to them by firing the monitor off code. And yes you are correct about the clue, the fact that no login was required is important.

Two things (tests) that could help the diagnosis, if/when the behavior reoccurs:
1. View the monitor while shining a flashlight (or other light source) on the screen at an angle to see if the desktop is still there but very faint. Usually have to get really close (8-10") and toggle something like the Start Menu to see it. This is typical behavior if the screen's back-light goes out.

2. Try connecting an external monitor (Might require mode switching the video output), to see if it gives you back the desktop.
3243  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 01, 2011, 06:51:06 PM
Sir, an uncertain observation...

I turned the option ON for 'monitor off on screen lock.'  That worked--screen did go off when locked.  But I had a strange phenomenon occur about 5 times over four days...

That sounds like a fairly good sampling size.

I'd be working along and the screen would go dark then come back on on a mouse move.  Two of the times, it went into an off-on-off-on-off-on blink mode.  The period was about 1.5 sec from off to off or on to on.

I have a widget for oneclick shutdown and was able during the ON blinks to eventually move the cursor over that and click a shutdown.

I do not know for sure that Tclock was causing this, but I strongly suspect it. Since turning the option back off yesterday, I have not had the situation reappear.

That shouldn't be possible (shouldn't...), the monitor off code only fires (once) in response to a Session Lock message that it can only receive from the system. during a Session Change event. Hence the session would have to be in the process of locking to fire the code. Relevant code shown below:
Formatted for C++ with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. case WM_WTSSESSION_CHANGE:
  2.   switch(wParam) {
  3.        case WTS_SESSION_LOCK:
  4. Sleep(500); // Eliminate user's interaction for 500 ms
  5. SendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_SYSCOMMAND,SC_MONITORPOWER, (LPARAM) 2);
  6. return 0;
  7.   }

I'm running it on both of my Windows 7 machines, one I lock frequently, and one I never lock. So far I've seen no ill effects. Granted that doesn't auto-magically mean there isn't any ... But 2 out of 3 ain't my favorite odds. Wink

When it went on/off/on/off did the power light on the monitor (turn orange) react accordingly? If it stayed green/blue/whatever it could be the florescent bulb starting to go in the monitor.

Video card overheating might cause this type of behavior also...but is unlikely without other behavioral indicators.

Leave the feature off for the next week and we'll see what it does. Then if nothing goes awry, re-enable the feature and we'll see if the behavior returns.

3244  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: April 01, 2011, 06:17:44 PM
When i started using Tclock i didn't have this feature in mind, but after using it i found it more convenient to have months and days names in my local language, since my most usage of these are in my local language and not in english.
Unlike my common usage for my PC; which is in English, so english local is needed for my system.
I hope you get my point.

Okay, I think I can work with that. I'm corrently studying multiple versions of the code to see how who toggled what where to flip the default behavior. I'm thinking that the new default is probably best as a default behavior, for most folk ... But I may be able to add a checkbox to enable/disable the language window so both options/behaviors can be accessed.

Sound Fair?
3245  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The "Cloud" Goes Up in Smoke on: April 01, 2011, 07:04:15 AM
The thing with some of these "businesses" is the CEO is satisfied as long as he can stay one step ahead of the IRS and the bill collectors, can keep his nice ride on the road, "talk business" on his mobile and write off some dinners and other entertainment expenses.

+1 The name of the game is make money, not friends ... And the instant any "Cash Cow" stops producing, it gets shot in the head and tossed in the trash.

We went threw it with a web (site) hosting company. Had been with them for years; service was fine. Then they got bought-up by another bigger company that was assimilating small hosts with good reputations into a push to become the biggest "free" host on the web (e.g. They wanted to ride on the backs of the dead to the top).

Our hosting company (like many out there these days), was simply playing Lady-In-Waiting to star in a Pump-N-Dump scam. Which is where a company springs out of the gate to spike in "value" and then gets sold off for top dollar. Usually to sink a year or so later.

It was all completely hush-hush. Nothing was ever said to anyone. Only reason I found out is I got pissed at tech support and decided to go up their ass with a flashlight. Which is when I found out about the mass Exodus of the staff (80% walked on the same day), and found that the server farm was now oddly on the wrong side of the continent.

Hundreds (possibly thousands) of seemingly unrelated people screaming about loosing their entire sites. Were actually directly related to this silent gathering of hosting companies that were being uprooted to the new mother-ship's server farm. Which I personally verified by tracking the ownership of the (newly registered) IP net blocks that these completely unrelated (competitive) companies now shared in common.
3246  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the hell is OpenCandy? on: March 31, 2011, 03:47:50 PM
So, The torches and pitchfork wielding villagers are incensed by the frankin-monsters insistence on playing possum?
3247  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Candy Enthusiast Blog on: March 31, 2011, 03:42:12 PM
Quote from: From Deozaan's Article
While it may seem trivial to some, U.S. authorities followed up with a seven-page letter asking Ms. Bird to formally authorize the destruction of her seized Kinder egg, she told CBC.

...You gotta be shitting me.

Does this story remind anybody else of the scene from Airplane where heavily armed terrorists trapes right through security, seconds before security decides to tackle, slam on the floor, and strip-search a 90 year old woman with a walker?
3248  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 30, 2011, 07:44:43 PM
Ok, here what appear for some different languages in older version:
Eng
Greece

And your version only show english locale(ie. the first one) no matter what other locale i set!
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Okay, this is rather interesting. It seems that you have identified a paradigm shift in the project that I've never seen/noticed before. The original TClock, and TClock Lite both have the same behavior in that the Clock's regional language is independent of (and completely ignores) the system.

Where as Two_toNe & I (albeit unwittingly), Use/leverage the system's regional setting (ignoring its-own) to determine the clock's output (see below).

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(Now if by chance that ain't actually Greek ...(I've not a clue)... I may be screwed)


So actually the Locale setting on the Time Format tab is a decorative artifact of a configuration that (perhaps was only for Win9x) is no-longer used.

Does that make sense? Or do you think there would be need to have the clocks textural region working independently of the (rest of the OS) Windows shell?

Obviously something must be done, as the non/dysfunctional control could be quite annoying. I'm thinking that (pull the control) shell integration/harmony is the (long term) less confusing option ... But you it seems do use/have a need for this feature. Yes?

I'll hold off on doing anything in either direction until I hear from you.
3249  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 30, 2011, 06:36:58 PM
I know it was asked before but, is there going to be a portable version of T-Clock?

I recall it being asked before also, I just can't remember the who & where. Ironically it was started on in the origional source ... but I pulled it all out during the cleaning phase of the project (It's due for another one now I think).

I'm not adverse to doing it. I've even found times when it would have been handy. I just gotta get the time to do it (it is and has been on the project's to-do list for some time).
3250  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Newsletter for March 29th, 2011 - "6th ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER - FINAL DAYS" on: March 30, 2011, 11:20:38 AM
Only 32 Dollars more to break the 13K barrier!

Covered that... Wink
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